Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
That might be crochet, knitting, embroidery, tatting (!), macrame (!!) or granny faces made out of old dried apples....... hmm, maybe not that last one.
Or if you are completely stuck for something to do, we still have some felting kits in the cupboard along with other bits and bobs that we can dig out.
After a sensational April meet at the new location of Nanna's Cafe, Launceston Brown Owls will once again descend on Lonnie's latest hip venue of vintage and cake joy for our May Meet.
When: TUESDAY 10 May 2011 (Please note change of day)
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Where: Nanna's Cafe, 7 Coulter Court, Launceston (You can indeed park outside at that time of night. Just turn into the laneway off York St, right beside Toyworld).
Project: The Granny Square. (or WIP)
With the colder weather upon us, some of the crafters expressed their desire to get reaquainted with this crocheted gem. Please bring a crochet hook and yarn. If you need help on hook size and yarn ply please just leave a comment.
Don't feel the Granny square calling? Please just bring your own Work in Progress (WIP).
Remember we also have our quilted squares still on the go. We are asking that Lonnie Owls produce 1 x 8 inch square and 1 x 4 inch square in black and white ( with one other colour of your choice if you desire). More details here
All welcome. Never been before? Just come along. We are an extremely cruisy and friendly bunch (but not in a stalker king of way).
RSVP here or at our Facebook site here
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Calling all Owls! BrisStyle and The Toy Society are joining forces to create a Mega Toy Drop for the month of May!
Anyone anywhere in the world can take part, check out all the details here for some crafty fun!
It's a great opportunity to do some softie making at your next meet up or you could even get together and do a mega drop in your own area!
Yay for sharing the crafty love xx
Designed by Jo Schofield.
Hi there Owlies,
We've changed the date of our next meeting as we didn't think any one would want to be turning up on Easter saturday. Our new date for this meeting is Saturday 30th of April, and we are having a BYO of UFO's - perhaps you would like to swap your unfinished object with some one else and finish off each others?
Julie is helping with Temari, and I will be teaching knitting and crochet for any one who is interested.
Have you all heard about the RiAus crochet reef project? Cherry from Adelaide Brown Owls is Project manager, and its a great project to be involved in - Google it for more information.
Where, Gallery One, 1 Torrens Street Mitcham PH 08272 4504
When Saturday 30th April 1.30 - 4.00 pm
Cost: Once of joining fee $10. Class room hire $5.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Come along Next Tuesday Night 19th April 2011 Oatley Hotel - The Lounge Room - Just behind the Clock and Oyster counter! 8 Oatley Avenue, Oatley NSW 2223 New craftsters welcome! We'll be there from 7pm - 10pm Come and have a slice of pizza....or knit a slice!
Monday, April 11, 2011
This Monday 11th of April meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday the 16th April from 2 - 4pm at the Station Hotel, Napier St, Footscray. Would love to see you there! Please bring a crafty project or if you are a beginner just turn up and we will get you started on something or you can just come along for a chat and coffee.
Look forward to seeing you all
Location:: @ Station Hotel 52 Napier St, Footscray.
Day:: Saturdayday, April 16th
Time:: 2pm - 4pm
Parking available in Hotel carpark accessed from Napier St or the Council carpark across the street you can access it from Lawson Place (see map above).
ADVICE! Do not park along Hyde St as it is residential permit parking only.
photo by Myrtle and Eunice
The very clever Mytle and Eunice have created this gorgeous little chick and with Easter coming up, it's a perfect craft to share. They are very easy and all you need to know is blanket stitch. If you don't, then we are happy to teach you!
photo by Myrtle and Eunice
Kits will be provided on the night and will cost $2. Or BYO craftiness. And show and tell. ;)
You will need to bring:
* sewing needle
Sunday, April 10, 2011
A beautiful wet autumny day in Canberra was the perfect setting for a Brown Owls craft session with candles and cups of tea!
A few of us did the burnt flowers.
But there was also knitting, quilting, crochet and embroidery going on, along with those delicious cups of tea and coffee and the treats people had brought along with them!
Thanks everyone for a lovely afternoon. We'll see you all again on Saturday 21 May!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Created by Jo Schofield.
Hi There Owlies,
All ready for our next session?
This month we have decided to have a "bring along something that needs finishing off class" For many of us I suspect this will be our Temari!
We have changed the date of our Saturday afternoon for this month, because one of our very astute members noticed we had the meeting organised for Easter Saturday on our calendar, so we have now changed it to Saturday the 30th of April.
This Sunday we have the big Craftarts market at Gallery one, with the craft garage sale - all items are craft related and the prices are great!
Please RSVP for Tuesday so we have an idea of how many to set up for.
We look forward to seeing you and your ufo's.
Where: Gallery One 1 Torrens Street Mitcham Ph 8271 4504
When: Tuesday 12th April 2011. 7 pm to 9.30 pm.
Cost : Once of - joining fee $10. Room hire $5.
Lianne and Julie.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Here is some info on our upcoming dates for Southside Brown Owls!
And a great blog post by Michelle on our first night in March at Windsor Deli
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
This month we're going to have a go at burning flowers!
Burnt flowers can be used for brooches or headbands or clips or to embellish just about anything... they're super easy and heaps of fun!
Check out these tutorials...
Burned organza flowers
Burned chiffon flowers
Most of these tutes use organza, but you can use just about any polyester-type material... anything that will burn basically! Just not cotton or silk - they will just burn right up (don't ask how we know...).
So you'll need to bring a bit of material, a couple of beads or buttons, something to attach the finished flower to (brooch-back, headband, bag), thread and needles and a candle... then get ready to burn it up! As always, you can always just bring along you own project instead - we just love to see you!